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open to suggestions- boys names

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crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 13:41:12

Still a couple months to go but the fact I thought I was having a girl who turns out to be a boy means I am already panicking about names! I had my perfect girly names picked!

So far names considered are:

James
Nicholas
Laurence/Lawrence
Lucian

but nothing is really jumping out at me, it's relatively important to me that the name can translate well as I speak Spanish and poor kid may hopefully be dragged to various locations worlwide, so for this reason I am not overly keen on James as I don't particularly like any of the Spanish forms of the name.

MN I bow down to your brutally honest opinions and genius baby naming tips grin

TIA for any suggestions smile

somewhathorrified Mon 14-Sep-09 14:46:53

hey crumpette. My brother's sugestions for boys names were conan and caligula...personally I'm thinking no. I like Jared, but can't use it cos I'm a stickler for not using the same initials as myself and DH. Lucian's good tho.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Mon 14-Sep-09 14:56:09

I don't much like James either (every other teenage boy around here is called James) but the others are nice. I don't speak Spanish so am just assuming that saints' names will translate, but how about

Sebastian
Victor
Oliver
Jerome
Martin
Bartholomew

cyteen Mon 14-Sep-09 14:59:01

Tomas
Raoul
Gabriel?
Alexander (I love Alejandro)

I like Lawrence and Lucian, but the other two are a bit blah.

Congratulations btw Boys rock grin

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 15:08:52

waves at somewhathorrified! Caligula, now that's an idea!

Thanks for suggestions, I love Alejandro/Alexander too but DP has vetoed due to his belief that I had an ex by that name! Also love Sebastian but DP said 'no way' and Oliver but my DD had liver transplants so Oliver seems a bit wrong!

Oh dear...

keep 'em coming, please!!

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 15:13:24

cyteen thanks for congrats, having told people in RL they are like 'oh', have not had a single positive about having a boy!!

KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:21:11

Orlando
Hector
Horatio (Horacio)
Humphrey
Emmanuel (Manu)
Augustus

Nicholas = knickerless. Don't do it if he's ever likely to go to a boys' prep school. grin

cyteen Mon 14-Sep-09 15:24:19

Heh, when I was pg I really saw myself having a girl. Now that I'm the mother of a 1yo boy, I couldn't imagine it any other way!

Oh, I like Manu. Good suggestions KaDeWeh.

KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:43:50

Thank you, cyteen! smile

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 16:11:13

grin Manu is growing on me! like Manu Chao, how cool would ds be at nursery introducing himself as Manu>?

Not sure I can sway DP on that one hmm can try!

Question for anyone- is Emilio far too girly and ridiculous for a DS? (Other are they too girly names: Lucian and Julian)

thanks

Catitainahatita Mon 14-Sep-09 17:30:18

I live in Mexico, so when choosing names for my DS we went through many options including

Manuel (can be Manu; as I think Manuel is Manu Chao´s full name. Obviously you don't have to be a fan of Fawlty Towers...)

Vincent/Vicente
Samuel
David
Marco
Oscar
Lewis/Luis
Benjamin
Gabriel
Edgar
Ro bert/o

jellybeans Mon 14-Sep-09 18:08:03

James and
Nicholas
are my faves.

crumpette Mon 14-Sep-09 19:05:00

Catita I am English but used to live in mexico- thank you for suggestions! I think girls names translate easier somehow haven't given this much thought until now! hmm

jellybeans DP still set on James so may win out..

katnkittens Mon 14-Sep-09 19:40:19

What about Leon? One of my shortlisted boys names at the minute

BuckRogers Mon 14-Sep-09 19:59:54

My Ds is James. I DD2 had been a boy she would have been Nicholas. I think Nicky is a lovely nn for a little boy.

I also really like Gabriel.

Congratulations. Boys are fab! smile

choosyfloosy Mon 14-Sep-09 20:06:05

Your DP does know that Sebastian is really popular at the moment, doesn't he? It's not some esoteric name. But if he doesn't like it, he doesn't like it.

Joel
Gabriel is great
Nicholas is fab and mildly unusual at the moment.
Christopher
Pablo? A lot nicer than Paul and easy to pronounce in English.

sybilfaulty Mon 14-Sep-09 20:17:48

Many congratulations - boys are fab !

I love James but agree on the Spanish translations not being great. What about Matthew (my son's name) or something like Rafael if you fancy something a bit more exotic?

I wouldn't go for Emilio if there is a chance you are going to stay in England. I don't like Lucian but love love love Julian. Not a name you hear often though, which could be a good thing.

janeite Mon 14-Sep-09 20:25:58

Laurence is the best imho - I love it!

slowreadingprogress Mon 14-Sep-09 20:29:42

I agree with janeite. Laurence is lovely.

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